[Wine] Re: ShellExecute: how to open files with default application?

leniviy wineforum-user at winehq.org
Wed Mar 23 03:38:28 CDT 2011

> Note that a lot of file associations for .doc, .tar.gz, .mp3 and so on can 
> just be handled by 'winebrowser'. It uses xdg-utils behind its back. Just 
> try it Smile It is a bit of a hidden feature.

So you just associate .doc, .tar.gz, etc. files with winebrowser.exe in the registry

Be careful: on your native platform some file types may also be associated with wine application. In this case when you open a file, you will get a kind of infinite loop: 100% cpu, tons of processes

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